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9 DAYS LEGENDS OF UZBEKISTAN

Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand

History & Culture, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites representing the best of Silk Road in 1 trip
  • Off-the-beaten journey into Nukus with its forbidden art and momentous necropolis
  • Access to the studio of world-famous ceramic master Akbar Rakhimov
  • Authentic dinner of national cuisine and plov at a local’s house

Journey into the fabled Silk Road, once braved by the Marco Polo and Alexander the Great. Follow the trails of the greats into the legendary cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.

Explore the glorious minarets, mausoleums, caravanserais and trading domes where goods are traded like it was centuries ago.

We also explore the bustling Tashkent with its Soviet-inspired architectures and venture off the grid into Nukus, where you will explore “The Lost Louvre” housing avant-garde arts banned by Stalin.

From

HKD 21,580 Per Person

9 Days 8 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent
Tashkent
Nil

Arriving into Tashkent International Airport, we will drive 9 km or about 20 minutes into the city centre.

Today’s orientation tour of Tashkent will bring you to the Independence Square, Amir Temur’s Square and Alisher Navoi Theatre Square. Hop across the Tashkent Metro to explore the beautiful train stations before concluding at the Museum of Applied Arts, housed in the ancient place of a Tsarist diplomat.

Day 02 Tashkent / Nukus / Khiva

Tashkent / Nukus / Khiva
Khiva
Breakfast included

This morning, we fly from Tashkent to Nukus. Uniquely off-the-beaten, we start our Nukus exploration at the Museum of Fine Arts by Savitsky (closed on Mon), dubbed “The Lost Louvre” for its banned avant-garde paintings. Continue to Mizdakhan Complex, one of the most ancient Karakalpak ruins. En route to Gyaur Kala Fortress before arriving in Khiva to rest.

Day 03 Khiva

Khiva
Khiva
Breakfast included

A UNESCO site, we dedicate the day to explore the intricate inner city of Ichan Kala, dotted with over 60 historical monuments. We visit the Muhammed Aminkhan Madrassah & Minaret, Kunya Ark, Juma Mosque with its 218 pillars, Tash Khauli Palace, Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Islam Khodja Complex and more.

Day 04 Khiva/ Bukhara

Khiva/ Bukhara
Bukhara
Breakfast included

This morning, we transfer to train station.

Train Khiva / Bukhara 08.23-13.35 (5h 12m)
(Note: This train operates on Tue, Fri & Sun only. If it is cancelled during winter, we will drive 453km or approximately 6.5 hours.)

Arriving in Kagan train station, we will drive 14km or approximately 30 minutes to your accommodation to rest.

Day 05 Bukhara

Bukhara
Bukhara
Breakfast & Dinner included

Often dubbed as a museum city due to its rich Silk Road monuments, caravanserais and colourful bazaars, we explore this UNESCO city in details: Liabi-Khauz Complex, Magoki-Attari Moque, the three trading domes of Jeweler’s Bazaar, Cap Maker’s Bazaar and Money-Changer’s Bazaar. Pause at the Silk Road Spices Tea House to sample cardamom, anise, cinnamon and oregano tea spices. Afterwards, we continue to Ulugbek’s madrassah, Abdulaziz-khan madrassah, Poi Kalyan Ensemble and Chor Minor with its peculiar towers. Finally, we conclude the night with a plov dinner at a local’s house.

Day 06 Bukhara / Samarkand

Bukhara / Samarkand
Samarkand
Breakfast included

More colourful facades and monuments await today. We will visit the Fortress Ark, Bolo-Kauz Mosque, Chashma-Ayub Shrine and Samanids Mausoleum before transferring to Kagan train station.

Train Bukhara / Samarkand 15.50-17.20 (1h 30m)

Upon arrival, we transfer to accommodation to rest.

Day 07 Samarkand

Samarkand
Samarkand
Breakfast included

The legendary Samarkand (UNESCO) has long enchanted travellers across centuries. Traverse the Gur-Emir Mausoleum, the postcard-perfect Registan Square, Ulugbek’s madrassah, Sher-Dor madrassah, Tilla-Kori madrassah, Bibi-Khanum mosque, Siab Bazaar and Shakhi-Zinda Metropolis.

Day 08 Samarkand / Tashkent

Samarkand / Tashkent
Tashkent
Breakfast included

Discover more masterpieces of Samarkand in depth. Visit the Afrosiab Museum, the Ulugbek Observatory and the Samarkand Handmade Silk Paper Center “Meros” where artisans revived the ancient paper-making practice before transferring to train station.

Train Bukhara / Samarkand           17.28-19.44 (2h 16m)

Upon arrival, we transfer to accommodation to rest.

Day 09 Departure from Tashkent

Departure from Tashkent
Nil
Breakfast included

As the new day beckons, we explore the Khast Imam Square at the heart of Tashkent with its Barak Khan Madrassah, Tiyyla Sheyk Mosque, Kafal Shashi Mausoleum and Kukeldash madrassah. Depending on your flight, if time permits we will visit Chorsu Bazaar (closed on Mon) and Usto-Shogird ceramics studio founded by world-famous ceramic masters Akbar Rakhimov.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 26,980
Minimum 4 Pax HK$ 21,580
Single Supplement HK$ 3,780

Hyatt Regency TashkentHotel Erkin Palace Khiva • Hotel Shahriston Voyage Bukhara • DiliMah Premium Luxury Samarkand 

Tashkent

Tashkent

Hyatt Regency Tashkent (Deluxe Room)

Upscale contemporary hotel just a few minutes’ walk away from the Amir Temur Square. (Opened: 2016; Rooms: 300)

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Khiva

Khiva

Hotel Erkin Palace (Standard Room)

This new arrival is a great no-frill option allowing exploration of the great ancient Khiva in comfort. (Opened: 2019; Rooms: 35)

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Bukhara

Bukhara

Hotel Shahriston Voyage (Standard Room)

One of the newest additions into the museum city of Bukhara. Clean option with relatively modern design and hints of traditional Bukhara elements. (Opened: 2019)

Samarkand

Samarkand

DiliMah Premium Luxury (Superior Room)

Charming 4-star option within close proximity to key shopping districts and just a drive away to the historical attractions. (Opened: 2018; Rooms: 41)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer
  • Throughout English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated
  • Porterage at hotels and train stations

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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